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Permanent Window Art Exhibition

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2029

The artwork found in the windows of building 12 and 13 highlight the group of artists who were selected for the 2015 Director’s Collection.

Vertigo – Solo Exhibit by Mouna Benserradj

February 12 - May 2

On View: February 12 - May 2 Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Mouna Benserradj’s "Vertigo," an exhibition featuring impressionistic oil pastel illustrations. Benserradj’s mark making shows her study and practice of impressionistic techniques in her pastel drawings exemplified by the short, thick strokes of pastel and vivid contrasting colors. The strong colors and short marks in Benserradj’s drawings also create the sensational and emotional feeling of an intense vertigo- a condition where a person has the sensation of themselves or surrounding objects moving, even when they are not. Workhouse galleries are open Friday through Sunday from 12 PM…

Unwavering Spirits: Five Women from the Land of the Morning Calm

March 5 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Unwavering Spirits, an exhibition featuring the work of five Korean immigrant female artists; Gongsan Kim, Jay Kim, Sumita Kim, Kisook Lee-Suss and AeSook Suh. Fairfax County is one of the most diverse counties of the state of Virginia and these five women represent the growing number of the constituency of Asian heritage. While preserving a connection to their native culture, these women artists explore very Western artistic expressions.

Art with Heart – Art Show and Sale Fundraiser

March 8 - May 9

The Springfield Art Guild presents "Art with Heart: Art Show and Sale Fundraiser" March 8 - May 9, 2021 Supporting the Workhouse Art Center Scholarship program, the Springfield Art Guild has selected artwork from its art guild members to be on display online at http://www.springfieldartguild.org/exhibitions/ All artwork is for sale! Profits will offer financial help for those in our community unable to afford classes at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, VA. Your purchase will help aspiring artists! For further information, please contact Chris Jenkins at Chris9900@hotmail.com

Hall of Portraits from the History of Machines

March 22 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm

Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines proposes an alternate pictorial history rooted in the mid-20th century where Sue Johnson explores the evolution of the modern woman. Her work exposes parallels in the cornerstone moment when women began to be idealized for machine-like efficiency and when industrial progress envisioned domestic machines, such as vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, dishwashers, and telephones to provide labor-saving solutions. Drawing on a collection of vintage advertisements and editorial fashion pages, Johnson merges commodification with objectification by melding household convenience objects with the emergent female form; in result, creating a dream-like experience that transports the…

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